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Set out below is my contribution to the debate, organized by the Forum for American/Chinese exchange at Stanford, at Peking University in 19 November 2009 in China-EU-US trilateral relations. We have been asked to address six questions: But first, some broad remarks: I can’t resist commenting on Michael Chapman’s provocative and entertaining contribution. Until this… » read more

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Lyndon Johnson forfeited a second presidential term because of his decision to escalate the Vietnam war. I do hope that Barack Obama”s decision to send 30,000 more American troops to Afghanistan will not have a similar consequence. The strategy is founded on the belief that al-Qaeda needs Afghanistan as a base. But does it? Terrorist… » read more

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The following paper, written with Dr Kerry Brown Senior Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House, has been published as an Asia Programme Paper: ASP PP 2009/03 by the Royal Insitute of International Affairs: The views expressed in this document are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of Chatham House,… » read more

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“Some countries on the one hand want the renmimbi to appreciate, but on the other hand engage in brazen protectionism against China. This is unfair. Their measures are a restriction on China’s development.” Why did Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, speaking at the end of the China-EU summit in Nanjing on 30 November, adopt such an… » read more

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